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Wolves sporting director Matt Hobbs charged with misconduct by FA

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Wolves sporting director Matt Hobbs has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association.

The charge relates to an incident which occurred after the Midlands club drew 2-2 with Newcastle United on 28 October.

“It’s alleged that his language towards a match official in the tunnel after the final whistle was improper and/or abusive and/or insulting,” said the FA.

Hobbs has until Monday, 6 November to respond to the charge.

Newcastle were awarded a controversial penalty in the draw at Molineux when Hwang Hee-chan was deemed to have fouled Fabian Schar, before Magpies striker Callum Wilson scored from the spot to put his side 2-1 up.

Anthony Taylor was the referee for the game, with Jarred Gillett the video assistant referee.

“I thought it was a terrible on-field decision and I thought it was unbelievably surprising that it wasn’t overturned,” said Wolves boss Gary O’Neil after the game.

“More disappointment. I feel like I waste my time speaking [to the officials] so I will stop speaking to them.

“Until they improve the level of what they produce, I have no time for them.”

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